All England players landed in Chennai on Wednesday soon after which they were tested for Covid-19. Fortunately, all of them tested negative for Covid-19 and will now undergo a mandatory quarantine ahead of the Test series.
‘The players of the two teams will undergo six-day quarantine in the bio-bubble at a hotel as part of protocols and will undergo Covid-19 testing,’ a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association official told PTI.’
‘Members of the two teams will be put up at Hotel Leela Palace along with match officials. They will be under quarantine for six days and are likely to start practice from February 2,’ the official said.
However, Ben Stokes, Rory Burns, Jofra Archer and Moeen Ali arrived in Chennai earlier. They are already in the mandatory quarantine period.
First Test match at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on February 5
England squad for the first two Tests
Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, James Anderson.